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793: Of Dice and Men by David Ewalt

April 12, 2013

Lifelong Dewey

DDC_793

793.93: Ewalt, David M. Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It. New York: Scribner, 2013. 253 pp. ISBN 978-1-4516-4050-2.

Dewey Breakdown:

  • 700: Fine Arts
  • 790: Recreational and performing arts
  • 793: Indoor games and amusements
  • 793.9: Other indoor diversions
  • 793.93: Adventure games

In 1974, there was no other game  on the planet like Dungeons & Dragons. Conceived as an imaginative role-playing game by Tactical Studies Rules, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson’s D&D was rooted not in historical fact, but in the world of fantasy, the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack Vance, and Michael Moorcock. There was no board, just a character sheet and a lot of dice. Players were free to explore the world of the game with gentle guidance from the Dungeon Master, facing adventures, monsters, and their own imagination. David M. Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men tells of tale…

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